Precious | Where is God? | Things Aren't Always What They Seem
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This is precious!
A little girl walked daily to and from school. Though
the weather one morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her
daily trek to the elementary school.
As the day progressed, the winds whipped up, along
with thunder and lightning. The mother of the little girl was worried that her
daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school, and she herself
feared that the electrical storm might harm her child.
Following the roar of the thunder, lightning would
cut through the sky like a flaming sword. Being concerned, the mother got into
her car and drove along the route to her child's school. Soon she saw her
daughter walking along, but at each flash of lightning, the child would stop,
look and smile. One followed another, each with the little girl
stopping, looking at the streak of light and smiling.
Finally, the mother called her over to the car and
asked, "What are you doing?"
The child answered, "God keeps taking pictures
Where is God?
He was just a little boy, on a week's first day. He was
wandering home from Sunday School, and dawdling on the way. He scuffed his
shoes into the grass; he found a caterpillar. He found a fluffy milkweed pod,
and blew out all the "filler".
A bird's nest in a tree overhead, so wisely placed on high,
Was just another wonder that caught his eager eye. A neighbor watched his zig
zag course, and hailed him from the lawn, Asked him where he'd been that day
and what was going on.
"I've been to Bible School," he said and turned a
piece of sod. He picked up a wiggly worm replying, "I've learned a lot of
God." "M'm very fine way," the neighbor said, "for a boy to
spend his time." "If you'll tell me where God is, I'll give you a
brand new dime."
Quick as a flash the answer came! Nor were his accents
faint. "I'll give you a dollar, Mister, if you can tell me where God
ain't." -Author Unknown
Things aren't always what they seem
Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home
of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in
the mansion's guest room. Instead the angels were given a space in the cold
basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole
in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel
replied...Things aren't always what they seem.
The next night the pair came to
rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.
After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in
their bed where they could have a good night's rest. When the sun came up the
next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow,
whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.
The younger angel was infuriated
and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen!? The first man
had everything, yet you helped him, she accused. The second family had little
but was willing to share everything, and you let their cow die.
Things aren't always what they
seem, the older angel replied. When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I
noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so
obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall
so he wouldn't find it. Then last night as we slept in the farmer's bed, the
angel of death came for his wife. I told him to take the cow instead. Things
aren't always what they seem.
Sometimes this is exactly what
happens when things don't turn out the way we think they should. If you have
faith in God, just trust that every outcome is always to your advantage. You
might not realize it until much later.
Some people ( )
come into our lives ) /
and quickly go. (_ /
( ) Some people
\ ( become friends
\_ ) and stay awhile..
leaving beautiful Oooo
footprints on our ( )
hearts.. ) /
( ) and we are
\ ( never
\_ ) quite the same
because we have
made a good
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That's why it's called the present!
I think this is special...live and savor every moment... This is not a dress rehearsal!
( \ __ / )
( \()/ )
( / \ ) TAKE THIS LITTLE ANGEL
( / \/ \ ) AND KEEP HER CLOSE TO YOU
/ \ SHE IS YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL
( ) SENT TO WATCH OVER YOU
THIS IS A SPECIAL GUARDIAN ANGEL....
-somebody is thinking of you.
-somebody is caring about you.
-somebody misses you
-somebody wants to talk to you.
-somebody wants to be with you.
-somebody hopes you aren't in trouble.
-somebody is thankful for the support you have provided.
-somebody wants to hold your hand.
-somebody hopes everything turns out all right.
-somebody wants you to be happy.
-somebody wants you to find him/her.
-somebody is celebrating your successes.
-somebody wants to give you a gift.
-somebody thinks that you ARE a gift.
-somebody loves you.
-somebody admires your strength.
-somebody is thinking of you and smiling.
-somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on.
Additions on September 10, 2000, more additions on March 25, 2005
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